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Compensation & Benefits

Focus on retention: Pay jumps for job hoppers

Wage growth continues to bump along near 3%, the same as the past several years. One group, however, is seeing much higher raises; and it’s a group that should have employers worried.

Fire if manager falsifies employee hours worked

Time clocks and other time-tracking systems are designed to ensure workers receive all the pay they are entitled to. Manipulating those systems can easily lead to huge back-pay awards.

Snapshot: Another record-breaking year for collecting back pay

In each of the last five years, the Department of Labor has increased the amount of unpaid wages it has collected on behalf of workers.

Download this all-states chart on time-off-to-vote laws

Make sure you’re giving employees the maximum time off required to cast their votes.

Run audit to check Equal Pay Act compliance

Answer these questions to see if your organization’s policies violate the EPA.

Small businesses get DOL wage-and-hour help

The U.S. Department of Labor has launched a web portal to help small businesses comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act and other employment law statutes.

DOL’s PAID program renewed through March

Buoyed by news of record recoveries of wage underpayments in the last year, the U.S. Department of Labor has announced it will continue its pilot Payroll Audit Independent Determination program—known as PAID—for another six months.

One-third of workers will retire comfortably by age 67

If current employee savings trends continue, half of workers will need to wait for retirement until at least age 70 to be considered financially prepared, according to findings from a new survey by the Aon consulting firm.

Will Amazon’s pay hike affect your budget?

Amazon’s new minimum wage will benefit over 250,000 regular full-time and part-time employees. But the effect may be more widespread.

Minimum wage for federal contractors goes up in 2019

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, employers performing work on federal contracts must pay workers $10.60 per hour.